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Iron deficiency in pernicious anaemia: a neglected diagnosis.
  1. H. I. Atrah,
  2. R. J. Davidson
  1. Haematology Unit, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.


    In 114 patients (52 males and 62 females) with long-standing pernicious anaemia, hypoferritinaemia was found in 27 (23.7%) and hypochromic microcytic anaemia in 19 (16.6%). Our findings indicate that iron deficiency is a common yet neglected complication of long-standing pernicious anaemia and warrants greater diagnostic and therapeutic attention.

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